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PetroChina says shale gas output hits record at Sichuan field

PetroChina said in its official newspaper on Thursday that shale gas output at its field in the south of Sichuan province hit a daily record of 20.11 million cubic metres on Dec. 24, more than double volumes on the same day last year.

That comes as PetroChina has ramped up the pace of oil and gas exploration amid calls for such steps from the central government, the company said.

The firm currently has 143 drilling rigs in use, compared with 38 rigs in 2017.
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Meng Meng and Aizhu Chen Editing by Joseph Radford)

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